Kurt Hutterli was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland. He got his Secondary School Teacher Diploma at the University of Bern and taught arts, drama and Italian before moving to Canada with his wife Marianne in 1996. In 2000 he became a Canadian Citizen.
As a writer he published novels for adults and children, short stories, poetry, and stage plays. He also wrote radio plays for the Swiss National Radio and columns and articles for newspapers and magazines. Some of his texts were published in anthologies and school books in Switzerland and Germany. He was awarded several prizes. The archives related to his work are kept in the Swiss Theatre Collection at the University of Bern and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies.
At the moment he is working on a novel and a stage play, both taking place in a “fictional” Okanagan Valley.
His artistic work (objects, sculptures, installations, paintings) has been shown in several solo exhibitions in Canada and Switzerland and he regularly takes part in group-exhibitions.